Effects of Salinity on Growth of Tomato


  • Effendi GulRukh Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore
  • Aisha Saleem Khan School of Life Sciences, Forman Christian College, Lahore, Pakistan


Chlorophyll content, Morphology, Peroxidase, Salinity, Tomato


This research work reports effects of salinity on external and internal morphology of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum. M.) Plants under salt stress conditions showed inhibition in root, shoot and leaf growth. Fresh and dry weight of roots and shoot was also reduced in plants treated with higher concentrations of NaCl. Leaves also showed yellowing and stunted growth which was further evaluated by estimating the chlorophyll content which was significantly reduced under higher concentrations of NaCl. Enzymatic activity like acid phosphatase and peroxidases was also altered in plants treated with higher concentration of salt, suggesting the sensitivity of tomato plants against saline conditions.


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How to Cite

GulRukh, E. ., & Khan, A. S. (2020). Effects of Salinity on Growth of Tomato. American Scientific Research Journal for Engineering, Technology, and Sciences, 74(2), 124–129. Retrieved from https://www.asrjetsjournal.org/index.php/American_Scientific_Journal/article/view/5506